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Travelling to FullStack in NYC from another country? You probably had to pay an arm and a leg for a data roaming package on your phone. But there’s a better way! What if Alexandra told you that you could stay connected to the internet with a phone that can only send and receive text messages? In this talk, Alexandra will show you how to build your own browser that makes all requests over SMS, so that next time you can forget about that fancy data package.
Alexandra has been working on this project for a while now and finds it really fascinating -- it's fun and quirky, and also lets her touch on some topics like why designing websites in a certain way is better for people with poor Internet connectivity, the politics of why cellphone data costs so much, how browsers work behind the scenes... There's something for everyone!
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Bringing Back Dial-up: The Internet Over SMS
Alexandra is a software engineer building the future of management at Fellow in Ottawa. In her spare time, Alexandra sews her own clothes and incorporates tech by 3D printing materials and programming her sewing machine.